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NAOMI OSAKA

Japan Times
TENNIS
Aug 3, 2022
Naomi Osaka wins tough battle in first round of comeback tournament
The former world No. 1 had her hands full against 19-year-old Zheng Qinwen, who looked to match the four-time Grand Slam winner's power from the baseline.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Aug 2, 2022
Naomi Osaka hoping good vibes aid her Silicon Valley Classic return
The former world No. 1 is a wildcard entrant at the San Jose State University-hosted tournament this week, having seen her singles ranking fall to 41st in the world.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jul 21, 2022
Naomi Osaka to compete in Pan Pacific Open in Japan
Former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka will return to Japan to contest the Toray Pan Pacific Open in September, organizers said Thursday.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jun 21, 2022
Nick Kyrgios becomes first to sign to Naomi Osaka's sports agency
The agency founded by the four-time Grand Slam champion touted the talented and controversial Australian as an 'icon' among Gen Z tennis fans.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jun 19, 2022
Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon, citing Achilles injury
The former world No. 1 and her team indicated that the withdrawal was due to tendinitis in her left Achilles tendon and that she would have played if healthy.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jun 12, 2022
Naomi Osaka to miss Wimbledon warmup event in Berlin
The former world No. 1 made a first-round exit from the French Open last month, after playing with pain in her left Achilles tendon.
Japan Times
TENNIS
May 21, 2022
Naomi Osaka returns to French Open with conversation about mental health in sports ongoing
Osaka's stand a year ago sent organizers and brands scrambling to better support their athletes but progress has been incremental.
Japan Times
TENNIS
May 12, 2022
Naomi Osaka leaving IMG to open own sports agency
Osaka's upcoming venture will operate as a 'small boutique and bespoke agency.'
Japan Times
TENNIS
Apr 28, 2022
Naomi Osaka taking positive mindset into Madrid Open
'Even though I really hated the experience, I'm glad it happened to me. Indian Wells was one of those moments. I wish it didn't happen but I'm glad it did.'
Japan Times
TENNIS
Apr 4, 2022
Naomi Osaka up to 35th in WTA rankings after Miami Open final
Osaka, the former world No. 1 and four-time grand-slam winner, had been plummeting in the rankings after taking two self-imposed mental health breaks in 2021.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Apr 3, 2022
Naomi Osaka beaten by rising Iga Swiatek in Miami Open final
The former world No. 1, who used to train in Miami, was happy to be back battling for a title after going through two self-imposed breaks to care for her mental health in 2021.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Mar 28, 2022
Nick Kyrgios praises Naomi Osaka's influence in fight to overcome inner demons
Kyrgios said he had moved on from the 'dark places' in his life and had found a kindred spirit in Osaka, who has blazed a trail on the topic of mental health in sport.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Mar 25, 2022
Naomi Osaka cruises past Angelique Kerber to reach third round in Miami
Naomi Osaka beat Angelique Kerber 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday in a one-sided clash of two former world No. 1 players to reach the third round of the Miami Open, where Garbine Muguruza and Simona Halep withdrew with injuries.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Mar 24, 2022
Naomi Osaka cruises past Astra Sharma in first round of Miami Open
Osaka also revealed she has been seeing a therapist as she continues to prioritize her mental health.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Mar 15, 2022
Rafa Nadal: Players need to build resilience to deal with hecklers
The Spaniard's comments came after fellow Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka was thrown off-balance by a heckler at the start of her second-round defeat at Indian Wells on Sunday.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Mar 14, 2022
Andy Murray calls hecklers unfortunate part of sports after incident involving Naomi Osaka
'Obviously I feel for Naomi, that it upset her a lot but yeah, it's always been something that's been part of sport, I guess, as well,' Murray said.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Mar 11, 2022
Naomi Osaka blows Sloane Stephens away on windy day at Indian Wells
After a lackluster first set, Osaka turned a switch in the second, racing out to a 4-0 lead as her serve and defense suddenly improved.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Mar 9, 2022
Rafa Nadal the man to beat as Naomi Osaka eyes return at Indian Wells
The Spaniard is the favorite in the men's tournament after winning his 21st major, while hopes are high for a comeback by Osaka after a turbulent 2021.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 10, 2022
Mikaela Shiffrin under same spotlight Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles faced at Tokyo Games
'It's been an OK couple of days but still tough because you feel like this moment is building and building and building and you feel a bit weighed down by it but I'm OK to feel that way.'
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jan 31, 2022
Naomi Osaka falls to No. 85 in world rankings
Naomi Osaka dropped from 14th to 85th in the singles world rankings announced Monday by the Women's Tennis Association, falling out of the top 50 for the first time since February 2018.

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